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Balancing Money Goals

One of the key areas I would like to focus on in this blog is balancing my checkbook, i.e personal finance goals. Over the past year I have been following a few blogs about frugal living, minimalism and living simply. 370 more words


Money Month 2 (Year 2) Review

We were going to write this blog last night, but ended up in the garden for an hour listening to the dusk chorus of yodelling blackbirds, and enjoying the super-bright crescent moon, with Venus and Jupiter close by. 349 more words

Stuff That Matters

Blogroll--The "Where are They Now?" Issue

Four years ago, I spent an extensive amount of time researching minimalist blogs, to create my blogroll.  While I no longer maintain a blogroll, I decided to revisit the blogs that I had recommended.  786 more words

Home is where my heart is


Our home is a 1950s three-bedroomed semi on the outskirts of a small coastal town. It has parquet floors that bear a patina of history, its garden faces south and so the kitchen is flooded with sunshine for much of the day. 654 more words


So after my “last supper” on Sunday (nachos from my favorite Mexican fast food restaurant), I headed off to the grocery store with the official list. 635 more words


An Important Message About What Truly Matters

In a TED Talk Jon Jandai offers some significant food for thought regarding what truly matters and how we complicate our lives unnecessarily.

Here’s an example of his simple wisdom, “Before I thought that stupid people like me … cannot have a house… because people who are cleverer than me and get a job need to work for 30 years to have a house. 173 more words


People Supply And Demand

How many people does it take to make a difference? Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? As much as it is handy to invoke Margaret Mead’s quote; “ 1,204 more words